I heard a rumor the other day that I hope is true.
A supplier to the El Paso Independent School District mentioned that in talking with some of the EPISD officials he/she was told that the district would be curtailing their budget expansion and was actively developing strategies to manage their shrinking enrollment without asking for a bond election.
The district may turn out to need extra money. If they ask for it I hope that they will consider the failed Ysleta bond issue. The Ysleta voters might have approved some funds if the school officials had not asked for so much money in a single transaction.
My feeling is that the voters have little trust in the ability of our local governments to effectively manage projects. Massive cost overruns and extended project delays are the norm lately. We need to see some successes before we might become comfortable.
Let’s hope that the EPISD administrators have gotten the message.
We deserve better